Thermophysiological Wear Comfort of Clothing: An Overview

  title={Thermophysiological Wear Comfort of Clothing: An Overview},
  author={Dinesh Devraj Bhatia and Urvashi Malhotra},
  journal={Journal of Textile Science \& Engineering},
Thermophysiological wear comfort concerns with the heat and moisture transport properties of clothing and the way it helps the clothing to maintain the heat balance of the body during various level of activity. Heat and moisture flow through clothing is a complex phenomenon. So, heat and moisture transfer analysis for clothing is an important issue for researchers. This article delves into the processes which are involved in heat and moisture transmission along with mathematical models of heat… 

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